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ELIASBERG, JONATHAN B. MORDECAI:

Russian rabbi; born in Kovno 1850; died in Volkovisk, government of Grodno, Nov. 20, 1898. His first rabbinate was in Pumpian, government of Wilna, and he afterward became rabbi of Mariampol, government of Suwalki. Like his father he became one of the leaders of the Zionist movement in Russia; and Samuel Mohilever, who found in him a very able lieutenant, was instrumental in securing for him the rabbinate of Volkovisk, in order to have him nearer to himself. Eliasberg was the author of a rabbinical work entitled "Darke Hora'ah," Wilna, 1884, of which a part is devoted to Talmudic weights, measures, and coinage. He was also the author of novellæ, which were appended to his father's work "Terumat Yad," and of "Toledot Mordekai," a biography of his father, which he published in the latter's "Shebil ha-Zahab," Warsaw, 1897.

Bibliography:
  • Aḥiasaf, 5660, p. 381;
  • Aḥad ha-'Am (= Asher Ginzberg), 'Al Parashat Derakim, 2d ed., pp. 103-114, Berlin, 1902.
L. G. P. Wi.
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